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Kidstuff FUN ACTIVITIES FOR TEENS TO DO THIS SUMMER □ CLEAR OUT YOUR ROOM - Not only will you make your parents extremely happy, but you will find all those lost cd's/books/must-have items that are buried under the heap. You can then have a yard sale to get rid of the non-essential, non-teen stuff you no longer want, and make yourself some cash at the same time. □ REDECORATE YOUR ROOM - Once you get your room cleared out, try a new color on the walls if your parents will allow. If not, try a furniture rearrange and appropriate some small furnishings from elsewhere in the house. □ LEARN TO COOK 3 NEW MEALS WELL - Rules are to create 3 new complete meals and practice them: - They must include appetizer, main course, and dessert . - They must be tried out on your family. - They must be of a high standard - i.e. empty plates at the end. □ VOLUNTEER - Maybe you like animals, or are happy helping your local homeless shelter or wom- en's center. Ask your local shelters if they need help at the shelters or with any events they may hold over the summer. (This can be very rewarding and also looks good on your resume!) □ GO FISHING - Get a hold of a fishing rod and head off to a local stream, river, or lake for the day. □ GO GEOCACHING - If you’re not familiar with Geocaching, it is basically a modern-day treasure hunt that uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) to guide you to the treasure. People all over the world have hidden trinkets and objects at various locations, which you can go out and find. There’s a good chance that there is a geocache hidden somewhere that you pass by everyday !! When you find the treasure (cache), you trade items with it – swap an object of your own that has similar or higher value, before returning the cache to its original hiding place. □ TAKE TIME LAPSE PHOTOS - Over the space of a week, take photos of a plant growing or the same street scene. □ TAKE A LONG, LONG WALK - Walk somewhere with a group of friends for a day (bring a picnic and drinks), and see how far you get, and nicely ask Mom or Dad to pick you up at the end. □ SLEEP UNDER THE STARS - Pick a night forecasted to be warm, clear, and rain-free and grab a sleeping bag, blanket, and pillow, and head out for a night outdoors. Are you familiar with the con- stellations? See how many you can find in the night sky. □ READ A CLASSIC - Here are a few of the coolest classic books for teens - from old classics to new, all of them are thought-provoking and inspiring: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Pride and Prejudice, The Catcher in the Rye, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Bell Jar, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, A Town Like Alice, and A Clockwork Orange. Please patronize this fine sponsor of “Kidstuff:” J oseph R. S chuchert, D.M.D. 550 M c E lhattan D rive M c E lhattan • 570-769-5082 Board Certified www.schuchertortho.com 1951 P ine H all R oad , S uite 200 S tate C ollege • 814-826-2055 Source: www.mykidstime.com. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! www.bearcountrygoodnews.com “Good News” -- July -- 39